Sensors for robotic devices

  • US 6,999,850 B2
  • Filed: 11/16/2001
  • Issued: 02/14/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/17/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A robotic device, comprising:

  • a lower surface;

    means for producing a signal detectable by said robotic device; and

    ,a plurality of drop sensors located around a periphery of said lower surface, each drop sensor of said plurality of drop sensors comprising a body having a vertically oriented member movably located within said body, so that any said vertically oriented member of any said drop sensor of said plurality of drop sensors becomes positioned over a drop in terrain, said vertically oriented will drop downwardly from a first position to a second position to trigger, in said second position, said means for producing a signal detectable by said robotic device.

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